Board of Directors

Asif Chaudhry

ASIF CHAUDHRY – Chair of the Board

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mark ward

MARK S. WARD – Vice Chair

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Aftab Kahn

AFTAB KHAN – Treasurer

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nasreen gross


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george mccown


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Christina Rocca


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Alice Thomas


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Become a board member:

The CAI board of directors is the governing body that steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission. It consists of leaders representing various industries, expertise, and understanding of the people and regions we serve.

CAI elects board members annually for three-year terms and shall consist of a minimum of three directors and a maximum of eleven directors. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please review the CAI board member criteria, and submit a letter of interest and resume/CV to

Greg Mortenson
CAI Co-Founder / Director emeritus 1996 – 2016
Bozeman, MT

Julia Bergman (1945-2017) in memory
CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 1997 – 2009
Retired librarian
San Francisco, CA

Dr. Jean Hoerni (1924-1997) in memory
CAI Co-Founder / Board Chair emeritus 1996-1997
Co-Founder Fairchild Semiconductor
Seattle, WA

Abdul Jabbar, Ph.D
CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 2003 – 2013
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Steve Barrett

CAI Board Director/Chair  Emeritus 2011-2016
Board of Regents Member/Chair,
The University System for the State of Montana
Bozeman, MT

Andrew Marcus, Ph.D.

CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 1996-2004
Chairman – Dept of Geography
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Karen McCown
CAI Board Director emeritus 2003 – 2013
Founder Nueva School (Hillsborough, CA)
San Francisco, CA

Thomas Vaughan, M.D. (1937-2009) in memory
CAI Board Director / Board Chair emeritus 1996-2005
St. Francis Hospital, UCSF Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

Emeritus advisors, though they have no administrative powers, lend their expertise on various subjects to the organization.